by Michael Van Buren
The Golden Chain Theatre in Oakhurst, California, kicks off its 2020 season with the practically perfect, iconic musical: Mary Poppins. With a cast of over fifty and a large production crew making Mary’s magic come to life, this show promises to charm and enchant audiences with a story that they are familiar with and yet will bring surprises. Seasoned performers Caroline McDonald and George Rich take on the roles of Mary and Bert; both bringing something fresh to these well-known characters.
Director James Mierkey expresses his love for this special story: “I was mesmerized by Mary Poppins at a very young age. To this day, it remains one of my favorite Disney films. There is something significant in the magic of childhood memories, and I am confident that many of you share the same love for this wonderful story. We have been wanting to produce Mary Poppins for several years, but have been intimidated, to some degree, by the scope of the production. It is a big show with many elements that attempt to recreate the magic that the story involves. I consider myself very fortunate to be trusted with this wonderful show and know that you will all be captured by the magic that this amazing musical creates.”
Mary Poppins runs for four weekends, opening March 13, with shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Doors open one hour before curtain. Tickets can be obtained through our website at goldenchaintheatre.org or by calling our box office at (559) 683-7112.
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